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WWE's Monday Night Raw jokes about Toronto mayor Rob Ford
By QMI Agency


Toronto mayor Rob Ford's name has repeatedly been dragged through the mud since reports surfaced two weeks ago alleging he smoked crack on camera with drug dealers. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

Late-night talk shows? Check.

Mainstream U.S. media? Check.

And -- wait for it -- World Wrestling Entertainment.

From John Stewart's Daily Show to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford's name has repeatedly been dragged through the mud since reports surfaced two weeks ago alleging Ford smoked crack on camera with Somali drug dealers.

Since then, Ford and his brother, Toronto city councillor Doug Ford, have denied any such video exists.


But that didn't stop ring-side analyst and former wrestler John Layfield from poking fun at Ford during WWE's Monday Night Raw in Calgary.

"Up here in Canada, I flew through Toronto and had a party with their mayor, Rob Ford," Layfield joked.

"No he didn't," WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler quickly chimed in.

Layfield corrected himself: "Actually, no I didn't. I'd be indicted by now."

Ford has been under a cloud of controversy since Gawker.com reported on the alleged video.

While Ford has denied the tape exists and that he is addicted to crack cocaine, the scandal continues to unfold in Toronto with the latest blow, the sudden resignation of both of the mayor's spokesmen.